North Dakota pipeline activists say arrested protesters were kept in dog kennels

Dog Kennels, really? This shows the contempt the sheriff has for folks and freedom of speech, religion, and assembly. And it speaks more of the dept.’s character than the water protectors. As a side note ~ I personally don’t agree with setting the tires on fire because it is harmful to the environment. And the horse being put down because of the violence of the police saddens me greatly. I loved watching the horses and ponies in camp. It uplifted the spirit to see them running free, at full gallop.

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dakota-access-pipeline-burning-barricade-11 Demonstrators stand next to burning tires as armed soldiers and law enforcement officers assemble nearby. (Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune)

by Sandy Tolan, Los Angeles Times, October 30, 2016

After a night of chaotic clashes with police on the front lines in a months-long protest, Native American activists complained about the force wielded to drive protesters from the path of a pipeline they contend will desecrate tribal lands and put their lone source of drinking water at risk.

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Malaysia Flight 370 found?

Reblogging this — I see in this report that an expert agrees with my dream in that the plane is at the bottom of the ocean, still intact. The question is…who did this, and who were the three that I saw float to the top? Story here:


Video here:

As you know, I had a vivid dream of MH370 about two weeks after it disappeared.  It was at the bottom of the ocean, everyone still strapped in their seats — with the exception of three bodies I saw float to the top.  To be more specific, these three people were in the first three seats of the left side of the plane (as you face forward), at the front of the regular section (in other words, not first class).   And this I did not reveal before, because I did not want to upset folks, but I have to say that the feeling I got was that these three were somehow connected, perhaps even responsible, for the plane going down.

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Dolphins dying in record numbers

Reblogging this — I was thinking about a story I read of the 1940s-50s or so where Chicago’s beach shoreline was a very popular spot for locals as well as tourists. There was an oil spill and the public was unaware of how very toxic this stuff is….they were swimming in it! The children and adults were covered in oil and began having respiratory issues, along with the oil burning their skin. I wish I could pull up the story, but alas, not on the ‘net that I could see.


Organic Consumers has this link up.  It leads to this link.

Here’s a much better report.

In the CNN piece, she mentions lesions in their respiratory systems…and my mind went to petroleum products as a cause.  Notice that the reporter briefly mentions pollution as a problem, and immediately goes to bacteria and elaborates on that without discussing what pollution does to marine animals.

So….I searched and found this on the effects of the BP oil spill on the dolphins.  (Apparently, BP didn’t get rid of ALL the evidence. /said with dripping sarcasm.)

Wow, look at this.  The picture is showing globs of oil still sticking to a grad student after he had showered.

And remember “corexit”–the controversial *cough* clean up chemical (because it makes perfect sense to use chemicals to clean up petroleum chemicals…natch.   /said with even more dripping sarcasm…)

Well…corexit is apparently still in the water, along with…

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Buffalo show their presence at protest site

This is freaking awesome!  🙂

For those unaware of the history, the buffalo is a sacred animal.  The Native Americans were able to survive harsh winters due to their gifts of meat, fur (warmth), fat and other useful parts.  The Natives used every part of the Buffalo, and as you might recall, they gave thanks to the animal for giving itself so they could live.

According to Pretty Shield, a Crow Medicine Woman, who lived in the transition time between free Indian to reservation Indian, she said before the heartless slaughter of the bison, the Native folk had plenty to eat.  This is contrary to popular myth that the Indians were starving.  They only began starving when the buffalo was nearly wiped out.   Then they were forced to accept rations of food from forts when they could no longer support themselves according to their customs of over 10,000 years.

Related to this, I was thinking about a nearby town that has the most beautiful creek that is crystal clear.  I mean, it appears that somehow this creek escaped pollution.  It was sooo inviting that I had to take a drink from it.  Can you imagine?  Drinking from a creek or river?  If the Natives were still stewards of the land, you would still be able to drink to your heart’s content without worry.

We just can’t keep polluting the water expecting that we can magically take the contaminants out.  Time has proven over and over that it is difficult if not impossible to return water back to pristine condition.  In fact, the creek I mention is the only body of water that I have ever seen so clear.

And when I first crossed the Missouri River, I was amazed at its size.  And that it is not as muddy and polluted as the Mississippi.  It still has a chance, folks.  It still has a chance.  Unless it is polluted with oil…and we all know that pipeline will leak eventually, when the company will escape responsibility while the taxpayer foots the bill for cleanup (but we all know cleanup is a wink and nod to appear to restore it, but just hiding it, as in corexit used in the oil spill of the Gulf).



The War in North Dakota… **edited


Upon arrival, the police forces, armed with military-style weapons and vehicles, aggressively closed in on protesters, beating and pepper spraying men, women, youth, and elders. Injuries were reported by people on the frontline, as peaceful demonstrators were tackled and separated from their groups. The police squads continued to push back with batons and assault rifles. A large number of ‘protectors’ headed back to the camping site, after being told that they were going to be arrested if they stayed. When they attempted to leave, however, they found that the police had encircled the area, trapping them, and began arresting every single individual on sight.


This was also the case across from the courthouse in Mandan when Amy Goodman was there.  The police had placed vehicles on either side of the demonstrators as they prayed and chanted “Water is Life”.  Nobody had threatened them, but they had on helmets and billy clubs.  More here with video of the day after DAPL plowed through burial sites after they were told they were burial sites.  They continually videotaped the demonstrators, sweeping up and down the line; and when they realized the demonstrators were also videotaping them, at least one put a scarf over half of his face.

In addition to the group of civilians arrested, police rounded up journalists and reporters, prompting accusations that they have actively attempted to stifle the freedom of the press, protected under the First Amendment.

Amy Goodman being one of them.  However, as she was speaking to the crowd, several of the Native folk asked her about what happens to them?  Will her attorneys help them get the charges dropped…?  She did not address their questions.

Here is a Native perspective on the protest.

So when you talk about Standing Rock, please begin by acknowledging that this pipeline was redirected from an area where it was most likely to impact the residents of Bismarck, North Dakota. When Bismarck’s population — which is over 90 percent white — objected to the risks the pipeline posed to their drinking water, their concerns were accommodated, and the pipeline route was shifted into treaty lands.

This is huge.  And I’m sure that police didn’t show up in riot gear and using helicopters, attack dogs,  pepper spray, and ear-splitting noise devices to force the white population to acquiesce.

It is really shameful to do this to the Native folk.

And it’s not lost on me that Indiana is now  sending police to quell the public’s 1st Amendment right to freedom of speech, assembly, religion, and the press.




Live Updates of Standing Rock protests

The pipeline completion under the Missouri river is right where the protectors are planted.  Things are heating up — here is a live news feed:

Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier and other law-enforcement officials confronted protesters at their new camp Wednesday, requesting that the demonstrators remove their roadblock on Highway 1806 and their camp on private property.

The protesters refused.

Again…blocking a road is NONVIOLENT.  It is being blocked because they are tearing up 1851 treaty land that belongs to the tribe.  Their ancestors are buried under this ground.

As a side note~  I learned that they are not allowed to have their own chickens so they can provide for themselves and their families. I asked if this was a tribal thing or a Federal rule.  It was Federal.

No free range eggs or meat unless purchased.

…but cattle ranchers are free to raise beef in the same way that chickens would be raised.

Things that make you go hmmm…


Selling out the Earth via Keystone Pipeline


Well, this is news I didn’t need to wake up to today.

Methinks the writer is an oil industry proponent…by the slanted view of this piece.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said last Thursday that he was prepared to bring a measure approving the pipeline to the Senate floor despite the administration’s continued reluctance to determine the project’s fate.

Reid is no fan of the pipeline, but he is feeling heat from his own members to bring the issue up for a vote – possibly this week – provided Republicans agree to support a separate energy efficiency bill drafted by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH).


Ever heard of “just say no”, Harry?  Tell me, what price is a soul going for nowadays? $10,000?  $100,000? $1,000,000?  Because the Keystone XL is the end of us.  The Earth cannot take any more–we are at the point of…

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The Pee and Poo Show **edited


The title is funny, but the subject is serious — flushing human waste into clean drinking water just doesn’t make sense.  I was thinking that you could only utilize a composting toilet in the country, where you could have room to separate compost piles by year.  But I was wrong, as this  brilliant couple illustrates.

I love how they have utilized their space to raise vegetables and fruit and bees and collecting rainwater.  Absolutely sustainable.

Who knew we could save the world through poop? 😛

If you look at the comments, someone has added a link to the humanure website.  They also question separating the pee and poop–I think this gal wanted to use the urine right away for the nitrogen to fertilize her vegetables and such, but everyone has different goals, so separating it may not be a big to-do for them.

From Joe Jenkins, author of the Humanure…

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Ohio River and the West Virginia spill

Just an example of what happens when toxins are dumped into rivers…it travels to other comunities that had nothing to do with the toxic spill nor receive any economic benefit nor clean up dollars as we saw in the Traverse City blog. No matter how much money is thrown at it…it is never enough. Never. So a wise person would say that it would be a wise choice to not pollute in the first place.


So…the spill in West Virginia in the Elk River has gone into the Ohio River and is headed our way…so I went looking to see how the authorities are dealing with it…

I found that the Cincinnati folk are right on this–

When I looked for Indiana authorities’ action on it…nothing.  No surprise there.  The Indiana Dept. of Environmental (MIS-) Management allows businesses three years between inspections.  West Virginia could happen here. (and probably already has, but without nary a peep from anyone who knows about it.)

But I did find this disturbing report.  Indiana is guilty of dumping 15 MILLION pounds of toxins into the waterways.  Good Grief!

Here’s yet another disturbing report of BP once again poisoning a body of water from the Whiting, Indiana, refinery…you know, the petcoke we’ve talked about.  This time,  it’s our wonderful Lake Michigan they’re dumping mercury into….where is the media coverage here? …

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